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Here’s What’s Weird and Wonderful in NYC This Weekend (Aug. 24-26)

August 24, 2018 by CJ Schwartz
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Mercury is out of retrograde so basically your top excuse for not getting out to cool stuff has come to an end. From a trippy projection installation in FiDi to a funny AF stand-up set in Brooklyn — let’s get weird this weekend before it’s time for sweater weather again!

D.S. DestiNY
Manhattan, Financial District
Installation, Immersive

This installation will be equally fun with the kiddos in your life or just with your pals after a boozy brunch. What is it? Honestly, what ISN’T IT? Okay, it’s not a play or musical, but it is a really cool projection-y installation experience.


Alington Mitra + Moody McCarthy
Brooklyn, Barclays Center
Comedy, Stand-up

Have we reminded you recently of how much we love EastVille? No? Well, it’s time again. Whether you recognize Alington from “Last Comic Standing,” “Late Show,” or “House Party” on Comedy Central (or don’t recognize him at all), you’ll have a blast with top-notch comedy and top-notch beverages conveniently located off every train in the world at Atlantic Avenue Barclays Center.


Brooklyn, Bushwick
Immersive, Concert, Nightlife

This immersive show is a mashup of opposites: the classical and the electronic, the light and the dark, a trip to the theater and a night on the dance floor. Head over to Bushwick hot spot House of YES and dance your little heart out at this truly unique event. Pro tip: We’ll see you at local bar fave Idlewild afterwards for a glass of wine and maybe we’ll convince the bartenders to do some karaoke…


Guilty Pleasures Cabaret
Manhattan, Downtown

This badass cabaret is produced and directed by women so you know it’s fierce, feminist, and totally entertaining. High kicks, high C’s, and highly filled drinks. (Ok, that one’s a stretch.)

Red Emma & Mad Monk
Manhattan, Downtown
Theater, Play

Tweets. Assassination attempts. Mystics. Anarchists. “Snowflakes.” You’ll find all of this and more in this musical at one of NYC’s most exciting new-work hubs, The Tank. “Red Emma & The Mad Monk” is about Emma Goldman, Rasputin, and a 12 year-old American girl who’s obsessed with both of them and can’t get off Twitter. And that 12 year-old American girl is played by downtown staple Maybe Burke,  so that’s just one more reason to catch this brand-new musical.